1 SECURITY VS. PRIVACY Closing out the 2016-17 series for the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum, Stewart Baker — the first assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush — will explore recent efforts and the tension between cybersecurity and personal privacy. The discussion, “Cybersecurity and Privacy in the Age of Terrorism,” will start at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in the Finger Lakes Community College student center auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Hopewell. FLCC president Robert Nye — a retired Army colonel who served as chief strategist for the deputy commanding general of U.S. forces in Iraq— will moderate, posing questions in the style of a TV talk show. Admission: $15. Details: 585-393-0281, email@example.com, gmeforum.org.
2 WHAT AM I BID? A "Star Wars" cast movie poster signed by the bulk of the original trilogy's stars (Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, James Earl Jones, the late Carrie Fisher, and so forth, plus director George Lucas and composer John Williams). A Dallas Cowboys helmet signed by players past and present (Romo, Aikman, Staubach, Smith, Dorsett, etc.). Signed photos of Arnold Palmer and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Even a "Snoopy" sketch signed by the late "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz. They're all up for bid when the Wayne County Humane Society holds its 14th annual Sweetheart Auction, set for noon Sunday, Jan. 29 at Palmyra VFW Memorial Post, 4306 state Route 31, Palmyra. WCHS has partnered with Charity Fundraising to auction the celebrity items, and there's plenty more to bid on, too: artwork, jewelry, a Laurel Burch panel, a sparkling wine and chocolate basket, a golf package, vintage Barbie dolls and more. The auction viewing starts at noon, with silent bidding starting to close at 12:30 p.m. Additional auction sections will close every 30 minutes until the live auction at 2 p.m. Admission: Free. Details: hswaynepets.org.
3 LGBT WEEKEND ON THE SLOPES Ski Out NY — a meetup and ski weekend for LGBT ski and snowboard enthusiasts, their friends and their allies — is set for this Friday through Sunday, Jan. 27-29. The weekend package presented by Finger Lakes Visitors Connection will include an overnight stay at a hotel, two lift tickets at Bristol Mountain Winter Resort on Route 64in South Bristol, two Canandaigua Wine Trail passports, an invitation to meet Jan. 28 at The Inn on the Lake, 770 S. Main St., Canandaigua, and two drink vouchers redeemable at the Inn. Admission: $99 (based on double occupancy). Details: visitfingerlakes.com/ski-out-ny.
4 IN CONCERT Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony — a subversive work on the Soviet-era composer's part — takes center stage for this weekend's performances by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Saturday in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester. Also on the program are Elliot Goldenthal's Waltz and Agitato, "Pravda" — a world concert premiere — and Ravel's "Shéhérazade," featuring the voice of soprano Nicole Cabell, an Eastman School of Music alumna. winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Ward Stare conducts the RPO. Tickets/details: rpo.org.
5 A MATTER OF MEMORY It's the final weekend for the “A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age” exhibit, which concludes Sunday at the George Eastman Museum, 900 East Ave., Rochester. The exhibit displays the transformation from film to digital photographs and how this has broadened access to photographic images. The artists also explore the effects of the move to the digital age, in particular the relative scarcity of physical photographic images and how it affects society's relationship to memory, according to the museum website. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Details: eastman.org.
Local live music
Abilene Bar & Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester: Thursday — Tyler Westcott (CD release), with Chris James and Mama G, Brendan Gosson, Cammy Enaharo and Jackson Cavalier, 9 p.m.; Friday — Stay the Plow, 6 p.m., Domino (Van Morrison tribute), 9:30 p.m.; Saturday — Dapper Dan, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday — Tribute to Bob Janneck featuring Ray Paul with Dan & Billy, Dan Frank & the True Believers, more, 1 p.m.
Anthology, 336 East Ave., Rochester: Saturday — THAW 2017 featuring The Buddhahood, Extended Family and Bombshell Belly Dance, 7 p.m.; Sunday — Umphrey's McGee, with Joshua Redman and Spafford, 6:30 p.m.
B-Side, 5 E. Liftbridge Lane, Fairport: Thursday — Marty Roberts and Donny Conga, 7-10 p.m.; Friday — Steve Grills and the Roadmasters, 8-11 p.m.; Honey & Vinegar, 8-11 p.m.
Beale, 689 South Ave., Rochester: Thursday — Steve Lyons, 7:30 p.m.; Friday — Dave Riccioni, 6 p.m.; Saturday — Roll the Dice Band, 7:30 p.m.
Braddock Bay Tavern & Grill, 372 Manitou Road, Hilton: Saturday — Meyer & McGuire, 6-9 p.m.
Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, 6461 Route 64, Naples: Saturday — Men Behaving Badly open mic, 6-9 p.m.
Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave., Rochester: Thursday — Sinai Vessel, with Lighters and Periodic Table of Elephants, 7:30 p.m.; Friday — Leus Zeus, with Handsome Jack, Attic Abasement and Planet Assassin, 8 p.m.; Saturday — Lahkesis, with Monolith, Tugboat, Gates of Paradox and Day of the Locust, 8 p.m.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 99 Court St., Rochester: Thursday — Mr. Monkey Open Jam, 9 p.m.; Friday — The Coupe de Villes, 10 p.m.; Saturday — Joe Beard, 10 p.m.
Fanatics Pub & Pizza, 7281 W. Main St., Lima: Saturday — Rich Tamorino, 7 p.m.
Flaherty's Three Flags Inn, 60 W. Main St., Honeoye Falls: Saturday — Virgil Cain, 9 p.m.
Flaherty's Three Flags Inn, 1200 Bay Road, Webster: Saturday — Green Rose, 9 p.m.
Flour City Station, 170 East Ave., Rochester: Friday — Gang of Thieves, Upward Groove, Root Shock, midnight; Saturday — Big Mean Sound Machine, with Moho Collective, 8 p.m.
Greenhouse Cafe, 2271 E. Main St., Rochester: Friday — Bob White and Company, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Serendipity, 7-9 p.m.
Gridley Inn, 36 W. Main St., Waterloo: Thursday — Meyer & McGuire, 7:30-9 p.m.
The Inn on the Lake, 770 S. Main St., Canandaigua: Saturday — Uptown Groove Duo, 8-11 p.m.
Johnny's, 1382 Culver Road, Rochester: Friday — The Earthtones, 5 p.m., The Smooth Talkers, 9 p.m.; Saturday — Acoustic Brew, 8 p.m.; Sunday — Traditional Irish music session, 5 p.m.
Little Theatre, 240 East Ave., Rochester: Thursday — The Occasional Saints, 7 p.m.; Friday — Trio East, 8 p.m.; Saturday — Jeff Riales and the Silvertone Express, 8 p.m.
Lovin' Cup, 300 Park Point, Henrietta: Friday — Genesee Johnny and the River Rats, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday — Hochstein School of Music rock bands, 6:30 p.m.
Montage Music Hall, 55 Chestnut St., Rochester: Friday — Rock for Women's Rights featuring Melia, Deborah Magone, The Windshield Bugs, Jane Evil and Zadoc Angell Acoustic, 8 p.m.
Naples Hotel, 111 S. Main St., Naples: Thursday — Aaron Lipp, 6-9 p.m.
Nashville's, 4853 West Henrietta Road, Henrietta: Friday — 7th Heaven, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday — Branded, 9-11 p.m.
Nedloh Brewing, 6621 Routes 5 and 20, Bloomfield: Saturday — Troy Cusson, 5-7:30 p.m.
Nick's Chophouse, 5 Beeman St., Canandaigua: Saturday — Hanna PK, 7-10 p.m.
Peacemaker Brewing Co., 20 Pleasant St., Canandaigua: Friday — Meghan & Mark (from Woolhouse), 7 p.m.
Prosecco, 1550 Route 332, Farmington: Friday — Mark Badar, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday — Howie Bartolo (flute), 6-9 p.m.
Ramada Lakefront, 41 Lake Front Drive, Geneva: Friday — Jimmy Jam Band, 8-11 p.m.; Saturday — Naked Wood, 8-11 p.m.
Remedy at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, 5857 Route 96, Farmington: Friday — Northside Johnny, 8 p.m. to midnight; Saturday — Ruby Shooz, 8 p.m. to midnight.
Smokeman BBQ/Oasis East, Gorham: Thursday — Open Mic with Max & Dirty Blanket, 8 p.m.
Sticky Lips, 830 Jefferson Road, Henrietta: Thursday — Nate Coffey, 7-9 p.m.; Friday — The Flood, 9-11 p.m.; Saturday — Mitty & The Followers, 10 p.m. to midnight; Sunday — Gospel Brunch, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Three Heads Brewery, 186 Atlantic Ave., Rochester: Thursday — The Implosion (comedy), 8-11 p.m.; Friday — Dead Letter Office (R.E.M. tribute), 8-11 p.m.; Saturday — The Barroom Philosophers, 8-11 p.m.
Twisted Rail, 169 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua: Saturday — Aaron Devall, 7 p.m.
Twisted Rail, 108 Main St., Macedon: Saturday — Mike & Steve, 6:30 p.m.
VB Brewery, 160 School St. #4: Saturday — Bent Ratchet, 7-10 p.m.
Wicked Water, 78 Castle St., Geneva: Friday — Meyer & McGuire, 6-8 p.m.